Beat the Street Swindon - Summer Activity Pack
Are you looking for free family activities over the summer that will get you out and get you active? You never know when that map reading will come in handy!!!
Country Park orienteering
Coate water and Lydiard park have permanent orienteering courses available. Maps are available from North Wiltshire Orienteers
A new take on traditional orienteering is Urban orienteering. This uses street furniture as the way markers and is a good way to explore. More information is available from North Wiltshire Orienteers
If you want to go further afield and explore more of Swindon, why not try cycle orienteering?
Website: Cycle Orienteering
Swindon has over 100 “caches” to find. All you need is a smart phone and a keen eye
Beat The Street Quiz
Let’s ride session – guided ride or planned route
This British cycling website has details of cycle routes that you can download and explore, if you prefer to go in a group then look at the led rides section and join the volunteer riders.
Website: Let's Ride
Parkrun / junior parkrun
Hide and find a Painted Rock
Two activities in one – get creative and paint a rock, then take it out and hide whilst looking for one to swap it with. Post your adventures on one of the many Facebook pages dedicated to this trend and see how far your rock travels.
Visit Swindon’s Highs and Lows
Visit one of the viewpoints over Swindon at Barbury castle or Hackpen hill. Then stay at low level with Swindon’s choice of canals and lagoons (Coate/Liden/Peatmoor).
Family daily mile
Schools have a target to achieve 90 minutes of activity a day, this normally includes a 15-minute run/walk called the golden mile or daily mile – why not keep this going over the summer?
Lost Words Trail
Can you find the lost words hidden around Swindon? The lost words trail is a great way to spend time with your family and have fun exploring Swindon. There are two trails – one in central Swindon and one in Penhill.
Website: Lost Words Trail
What else are you doing to keep the kids entertained and active?